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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
I am planning to buy a 42" or 50" :) TV during the sales. Could you lovely folks please tell me which one is best from your personal experience?

Price: Less than £1000

I have no clue LCD/Plasma/whatever or what to look for.
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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1 Like #1
if you looking for full hd look for the 1080p sign as to lcd/plasma each have their advantages and disadvantages, best thing to do is to shop around for best prices, try pricerunner thats a good comparison site
1 Like #2
Are you going to be playing games on it? they say plasma are best for game play.. but I was raised on spectrums and amigas so games look good on either to me.

Have a great Christmas !!
1 Like #3
Buy an LCD tv....Plasma tv's need re gassing ££££
And Toshiba's are fab tellys.....I have the 42XV555
1 Like #4
any panasonic plasma that fits ur budget

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1 Like #5
Depends how far you sit away from the TV

I have to question why people buy 50" TV's and sit 2ft away?

If you've got a large room and sit fairly far back then 50" would be better, But if it's an average size room then you'll get better viewing pleasure from a 42".

Plus any quality issues are generally amplified the bigger the screen, But 42" is where plasma screens start becoming the more affordable and really your question should be Plasma or LCD.

Gaming = LCD

Sports and SD = Plasma
#6
fatabelly
Buy an LCD tv....Plasma tv's need re gassing ££££
And Toshiba's are fab tellys.....I have the 42XV555


plasmas need regassing, ha ha ha, what a daft comment!
1 Like #7
fatabelly
Buy an LCD tv....Plasma tv's need re gassing ££££
And Toshiba's are fab tellys.....I have the 42XV555


re-gassing? funny 1

i agree tho: http://www.johnlewis.com/230520951/Product.aspx w very good dvd player for an extra £37 and 5 year warranty, spend your extra money on a decent home theatre kit or panasonic BD player

or this http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/review/2008/05/05/Panasonic-Viera-TH-42PX80-42in-Plasma-TV/p1

electricshop are selling the above set for £560 delivered and i consider them a good company
#8
fatabelly
Buy an LCD tv....Plasma tv's need re gassing ££££


:giggle::giggle::giggle:
1 Like #9
I have a sony bravia LCD and it is awesome, cannot fault it and looks stunning
#10
Sheep87
I have a sony bravia LCD and it is awesome, cannot fault it and looks stunning


Me too, 40" but fab
1 Like #11
i got a 40" sony lcd, my bro has a samsung. Even though im happy with my picture quality, when i see his i can see the difference, his is much sharper.
1 Like #12
I have a Panasonic Plasma and I have to say it's the best purchase I ever made. Upgraded from a Samsung LCD, sorry but there is no comparison. Plasmas don't need regassing! There is no burn in time either, straight out the box and ready to go.

If you are planning on watching High Def action movies, sport etc then Plasma is your only choice.
#13
Sony 40" Bravia all the way. go for 1080p res. Richer sounds have the 40V4000 for £499 which i noticed in a deal post few days back. If I needed another one I would get that.
#14
scotsann
I have a Panasonic Plasma and I have to say it's the best purchase I ever made. Upgraded from a Samsung LCD, sorry but there is no comparison. Plasmas don't need regassing! There is no burn in time either, straight out the box and ready to go.

If you are planning on watching High Def action movies, sport etc then Plasma is your only choice.


and only you know the problems plasma screens have when watching TV in a living room full of bright daylight sun. No offence, if you are comparing your "upgraded" plasma to a Samsung... then that would be a step up. everbody is free to choose their preference, but... you'd be far more satisfied with an LCD. :thumbsup:
1 Like #15
Plasma is by far the better at those sizes, much more sharper and less distortion. They also react quicker to a fast changing image ie. sports, action movie & gaming. Upto 37" LCD's are great but above that they struggle. Best of the plasma's is Pioneer (but that's above your £1k), Panasonic are your next best bet followed by Sony (various reviews including Which mag).

As for the 'Re-gassing' comment someone should actually keep up with the times & do some research :whistling:

Hope this helps :thumbsup:
1 Like #16
This is an extract from Home cinema choice magazine. The leader in publications on all home entertainment products.


Grab a great AV deal while you can, companies warn of significant prices rises in 2009
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Team HCC
HCC News Team - 19 December 2008 - 8:17am
If you see a good deal on TV or AV this Christmas – go for it, as the days of cut-price electronics are about to come to a shuddering halt. Home Cinema Choice has talked to a number of CE companies, both specialist and mainstream, and all are now warning that their prices will rise significantly in 2009.

The weakness of the pound against the Euro and the strength of the yen are principal factors in what will be very apparent price hikes throughout the coming 12 months.

‘There’s no way to avoid it, ‘Pioneer product specialist Jim Catcheside told HCC. ‘We’re currently preparing our 2009 ranges and entry-level products are coming in higher than the step-up models we have now.’

Also see this:
http://www.homecinemachoice.com/blogs/team_HCC/Richer+Sounds+sale
#17
And now after reading all the comments you'll be non the wiser as to which one to buy. :roll:

Happy Christmas everyone
2 Likes #18
Thank you everyone for your kind replies. Will rep as much as I can today:thumbsup: MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL:gift:
Captain Hook;3852302
Are you going to be playing games on it?

No, we don't play games:)

shauneco;3852336
Depends how far you sit away from the TV

Ours is open plan living. So we can distance ourselves a bit from TV.:thumbsup:

scotsann;3852586
I have a Panasonic Plasma and I have to say it's the best purchase I ever made.

Think thats my husband's choice as well. He said Vierra, is that good?:thinking:
#19
if you can find a tv repair store that will re-gas your plasma tv, I'll give you any tv you want for free.
#20
Sorry I beg to differ - Plasma beats LCD for sport and fast moving images. Both of which we watch the most. Now connected a PS3 and the quality is just fantastic. All my neighbours are now regretting buying LCDs after seeing it. So I'm afraid it's not just me that is impressed with plasma.
#21
Marina
Thank you everyone for your kind replies. Will rep as much as I can today:thumbsup: MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL:gift:

No, we don't play games:)


Ours is open plan living. So we can distance ourselves a bit from TV.:thumbsup:


Think thats my husband's choice as well. He said Vierra, is that good?:thinking:


Viera with 100Mhz. The new PZ range is the one to go for. You should be able to get this for under 1000 now. We were lucky and also got the 5 year Panasonic guarantee. I think John Lewis are still doing this deal, so do look out for it. Peace of mind if nothing else.
1 Like #22
panasonic & pioneer plasma tvs RULE.

why would panasonic make a 150" plasma if the technology was old hat or not up to the job.

apparently said tv is on display in one of the stores in Oxford Street.
1 Like #23
i sent back two panny lcds before buying the 42 plasma. My cousins have 42 and 50 inch samsung plasmas, the picute is no where near as good as the panny even though my panny is 4 years old and theirs are less than 1 year old despite all the tweaking i tried to make on them/ blu ray source etc etc
1 Like #24
Get a Panasonic Plasma. You won't regret it.

http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=PANA-TH42PZ85B

Buy it with the 5 year warrenty, its the best you're going to get under a grand. It would be where my money would go if I had it :thumbsup:

Reviews:

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/Panasonic-TH42PZ85B/Conclusion/
http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/televisions/0,39030218,49297249,00.htm
http://alatest.co.uk/reviews/tv-reviews/panasonic-viera-th-pz85-series-plasma-tv-42-46-50/po3-56181648,33/

Thats unless you want to double your budget and get a Pio :whistling:

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